Liv Tempt | A budget hardtail to lure you to the trails

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Liv’s update to its entry level series ‘Tempt’ range will no doubt appeal to the many new riders that 2020 has spawned. Available in either 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheel sizes, the new Tempt series is billed as the ideal entry level off-road bike for women.

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The Liv Tempt 3

“We built the new Tempt series with a sport trail geometry and split wheel sizing to provide entry level off-road riders with a wider range of bike fit and ride experience options,” said Ludi Scholz, Liv Cycling’s off-road category manager. “Tempt strikes a strong balance between sport and performance with an affordable price range and the inclusion of performance-oriented features like internal cable routing and dropper seatpost compatibility.

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The Liv Tempt 1

“Built using Liv’s 3F design philosophy, the Tempt lineup features a lightweight, capable and durable ALUXX-Grade Aluminium frame designed specifically for women. The geometry and frame design on this hardtail off-road bike also includes a low standover height to ensure the rider is balanced for optimal efficiency, comfort and control when riding on dirt trails.

Tempt 27.5 Geometry

XS (F80)S (F100)M (F100)
Seat tube length 325 365 405 
Seat tube angle (Degrees)74.0 74.0 74.0 
Top tube length542 571 594 
Head tube length 95 100 110 
Head tube angle (Degrees) 68.0 68.0 68.0 
Fork rake 40 42 42 
Trail 102 99 99 
Wheelbase 1072 1104 1128 
Chain stay length 440 440 440 
Bottom bracket drop 40 45 45 
Stack 554 579 588 
Reach 383 405 425 
Stand over height 663 686 708 
Handlebar width 670 670 750 
Stem length 40 40 50 
Crank length 165.0 165.0 170.0 
Wheel size 27.5″27.5″27.5″

Tempt 29 Geometry

MY21 Tempt 29 (F100)L
Seat tube length 370 420 450 
Seat tube angle (Degrees)74.0 74.0 74.0 
Top tube length570 590 610 
Head tube length 90 95 105 
Head tube angle (Degrees) 68.5 68.5 68.5 
Fork rake 51 51 51 
Trail 94 94 94 
Wheelbase 1119 1139 1160 
Chain stay length 455 455 455 
Bottom bracket drop 55 55 55 
Stack 596 601 610 
Reach 399 418 435 
Stand over height 705 737 757 
Handlebar width 670 750 750 
Stem length 40 50 50 
Crank length 170.0 170.0 175.0 
Wheel size 29″29″29″

The models with 27.5-inch wheels are available in frame sizes XS, S, and M while the models with 29-inch wheels are available in frame sizes S, M and L. Single or double chainring options are also available. The fork features 80mm of travel on the XS 27.5-inch wheel bikes, and 100mm on the S, M, and L 27.5-inch and 29-inch wheel bikes, so they’re not going to be hitting the big mountains but will be fine for blue trail centre rides.

Liv Tempt budget hardtail
The top of the line Liv Tempt 0

It’s clear that Liv thinks the Tempt is going to appeal to urban riders too, with it being compatible with a kickstand, mudguards and racks. It is compatible with a 30.9mm dropper seatpost and has clearance for up to 2.4-inch width tyres for either 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheels if you do want to head to trickier stuff.

The Tempt is available in five models:

  • Tempt 0 – £849
  • Tempt 1 – £649
  • Tempt 2 – £529
  • Tempt 3 – £449
  • Tempt 4 – £399

Full information on the build specs is available on the Liv website.


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